Winter Park businessman Rob Panepinto raised more than $100,000 in March for his run for the office of Orange County mayor.
Panepinto’s March campaign finance filings show that he brought in $35,200 for his official campaign fund and another $65,000 for his independent political committee, Vision Orange County in March. As a result, his campaign now has raised $319,332, and finished March with just over $254,000 left in the bank. Vision Orange County now has raised $181,149, and entered April with about $90,000 in cash.
Meanwhile, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke reported raising $11,955 for his Orange County mayoral run. That brings his campaign’s total haul to $274,766, and it entered April with about $268,000 left.
Both pale compared with Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, who reported last week that his official campaign had brought in $52,225 in March, while his independent committee Orange County Citizens for Smart Growth, brought in $185,500. Demings two committees entered April with a combined reserve of $726,000.
They all seek to succeed term-limited Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who is running for the position of Orange County School Board chair this year.